The Function And Status Of Carved Ivory In Carolingian Culture

Author: Melanie Elaine Holcomb
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Carolingian Culture

Author: Rosamond McKitterick
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521405867
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This volume of specially-commissioned essays takes as its theme the legacy of Rome in Carolingian culture in eighth- and ninth-century Europe. No such comprehensive survey of this kind exists in any language. The book is the more unusual by departing from the customary stress on the concept of renewal to emphasize the enormous creativity and inventiveness of the Franks. Carolingian culture provided the bedrock for the subsequent development of medieval European culture, and this is demonstrated amply by essays that are planned as a series of introductions to the study of each topic.

Women And Aristocratic Culture In The Carolingian World

Author: Valerie Garver
Editor: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 0801464951
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Despite the wealth of scholarship in recent decades on medieval women, we still know much less about the experiences of women in the early Middle Ages than we do about those in later centuries. In Women and Aristocratic Culture in the Carolingian World, Valerie L. Garver offers a fresh appraisal of the cultural and social history of eighth- and ninth-century women. Examining changes in women's lives and in the ways others perceived women during the early Middle Ages, she shows that lay and religious women, despite their legal and social constrictions, played integral roles in Carolingian society. Garver's innovative book employs an especially wide range of sources, both textual and material, which she uses to construct a more complex and nuanced impression of aristocratic women than we've seen before. She looks at the importance of female beauty and adornment; the family and the construction of identities and collective memory; education and moral exemplarity; wealth, hospitality and domestic management; textile work, and the lifecycle of elite Carolingian women. Her interdisciplinary approach makes deft use of canons of church councils, chronicles, charters, polyptychs, capitularies, letters, poetry, exegesis, liturgy, inventories, hagiography, memorial books, artworks, archaeological remains, and textiles. Ultimately, Women and Aristocratic Culture in the Carolingian World underlines the centrality of the Carolingian era to the reshaping of antique ideas and the development of lasting social norms.

History Of The Christian Church

Author: Wilhelm Ernst Möller
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History Of The Christian Church Middle Ages Translated By Andrew Rutherfurd

Author: Wilhelm Möller
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The Gentle Voices Of Teachers

Author: Richard Eugene Sullivan
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"Taken together, these essays provide a synthesis of current work in Carolingian cultural history - a rare commodity in English. This volume offers much that is provocative and challenging to scholars of cultural history and of the early Middle Ages, but it is presented in a style accessible to the nonspecialist as well. "The Gentle Voices of Teachers" is a major contribution to its field and will appeal to anyone interested in the history of education, music, religion, and art, and in the interaction of cultural and political history."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

King And Emperor

Author: Janet L. Nelson
Editor: University of California Press
ISBN: 0520314204
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Charles I, often known as Charlemagne, is one of the most extraordinary figures ever to rule an empire. Driven by unremitting physical energy and intellectual curiosity, he was a man of many parts, a warlord and conqueror, a judge who promised "for each their law and justice," a defender of the Latin Church, a man of flesh and blood. In the twelve centuries since his death, warfare, accident, vermin, and the elements have destroyed much of the writing on his rule, but a remarkable amount has survived. Janet Nelson's wonderful new book brings together everything we know about Charles I, sifting through the available evidence, literary and material, to paint a vivid portrait of the man and his motives. Building on Nelson’s own extraordinary knowledge, this biography is a sort of detective story, prying into and interpreting fascinating and often obdurate scraps of evidence, from prayer books to skeletons, gossip to artwork. Charles’s legacy lies in his deeds and their continuing resonance, as he shaped counties, countries, and continents; founded and rebuilt towns and monasteries; and consciously set himself up not just as King of the Franks, but as the head of the renewed Roman Empire. His successors—even to the present day—have struggled to interpret, misinterpret, copy, or subvert his legacy. Janet Nelson gets us as close as we can hope to come to the real figure of Charles the man as he was understood in his own time.

European Literature And The Latin Middle Ages

Author: Ernst Robert Curtius
Editor: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 0691157006
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Published just after the Second World War, European Literature and the Latin Middle Ages is a sweeping exploration of the remarkable continuity of European literature across time and place, from the classical era up to the early nineteenth century, and from the Italian peninsula to the British Isles. In what T. S. Eliot called a "magnificent" book, Ernst Robert Curtius establishes medieval Latin literature as the vital transition between the literature of antiquity and the vernacular literatures of later centuries. The result is nothing less than a masterful synthesis of European literature from Homer to Goethe. European Literature and the Latin Middle Ages is a monumental work of literary scholarship. In a new introduction, Colin Burrow provides critical insights into Curtius's life and ideas and highlights the distinctive importance of this wonderful book.

The Frankish Kings And Culture In The Early Middle Ages

Author: Rosamond McKitterick
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These 14 studies explore the implications of manuscript studies, examining the relationship between the church and the secular world; cover the phenomena of royal patronage and its manifestations; discuss aspects of literacy and orality of the period; and cover 10th-century culture.

Carolingian Painting

Author: Joachim E. Gaehde
Editor: George Braziller
ISBN: 9780807608524
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Court Culture In The Early Middle Ages

Author: Alcuin Conference (1 : 1998 : York)
Editor: Brepols Pub
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The role of the court in early medieval polities has long been recognised as an essential force in the running of the kingdom. The court was not only an organ of central government but a sociological community with its own ideology and culture, and a place where royal power was both displayed and negotiated. The studies within this volume reflect the diversity of modern court studies, considering the court as a social body and considering its educative and ideological activities. The contributors to this volume bring together historical, archaeological, art historical and literary approaches to the topic as they consider aspects of court life in England, Francia, Rome, and Byzantium from the eighth to the tenth centuries. The volume therefore looks at court life in the round, emphasizes and invites connections between early medieval courts, and opens new perspectives for the understanding of early medieval courts.

History And Memory In The Carolingian World

Author: Rosamond McKitterick
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521534369
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This 2004 book looks at the writing and reading of history during the early middle ages.

Sudhoffs Archiv

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The Preservation And Transmission Of Anglo Saxon Culture

Author: International Society of Anglo-Saxonists. Meeting
Editor: Western Michigan Univ Medieval
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This collection represents most of the papers delivered on the conference theme of the Fifth Meeting (1991) of the International Society of Anglo-Saxonists, which was the first ISAS meeting in the United States: how the subject of Anglo-Saxon Studies is conducted in the United States. After an introduction by the dean of Anglo-Saxon Studies in America, Fred C. Robinson, the seventeen papers discuss Historiography, Medieval Reception of Anglo-Saxon England, Art and Archaeology, Literary Approaches, and Manuscript Studies. There is an index of the whole, manuscript citations included.

Atlas Of The Medieval World

Author: Rosamond McKitterick
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
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In this atlas, pictures of art and architecture accompanying an expertly written text are featured alongside stunning maps covering nearly a millennium of medieval civilizations around the world, capturing the Arab invasions of Europe, the empire of Charlemagne, the African kingdoms of Songhai and Mali, the Crusades, the Viking and Mongol invasions, and the T'ang and Ming empires, among other topics.

The Medieval World

Author: Loren Carey MacKinney
Editor: New York, Farrar
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Renaissances Before The Renaissance

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Studies

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Includes section "Review of books".

Vergangenheit Und Vergegenw Rtigung

Author: Helmut Reimitz
Editor: Austrian Academy of Sciences
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This volume examines the role played by the medieval past in its many representations up to the present day. Continuing the theme of Volume 8 of the same series, which examined the early medieval search for origins in relation to building a sense of identity and social memory, this volume focuses on the modern appropriation of the early medieval past. The early Middle Ages played an important role in the creation of a sense of identity for modern European nations. In the 18th and 19th centuries, a process was begun of delineating Europe according to peoples and nations. This conception of people and nations as quasi-natural forms of social organisation, often claimed as being historical but ultimately considered to be a trans-historical phenomenon, still survives in modern Europe and unfortunately seems to be increasing in importance in the political disputes in certain areas. Most of the contributions in this volume deal with the appropriation of the early Middle Ages from the perspective of national histories. A few contributions examine strategies of using the early medieval past in other contexts. It is thereby possible to identify patterns of how, in the varied social contexts of modern Europe, images of the Other have been transmitted or the sense of belonging has been legitimised.

Learning And Culture In Carolingian Europe

Author: John J. Contreni
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 9781409420415
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A collection of essays, nine of the ten which appeared first between 1995 and 2005. It explores how the seventh-century Visio Baronti was read in the ninth century and how social and cultural imperatives transformed the life of scholarship, schools and learning in Carolingian Europe.